Comparison of transportable neutron sources for quantitative elemental analysis using prompt gamma neutron activation technique

Ashwini Udupi, Pramoda Kumara Shetty, Priyada Panikkath, Pradip Kumar Sarkar

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Abstract

Relative performances (effectiveness) of different transportable neutron sources are compared theoretically for quantitatively estimating concentrations of environmentally hazardous elements (Cl, As, Cd, Gd, Hg, Pb) using PGNAA technique. Simulations are carried out using Monte Carlo Code and the estimated responses of the elements are folded with the energy distributions of different transportable neutron sources. Also ratio method is investigated in this work. Improvement in the detection efficiency of trace elements using different thicknesses of HDPE slabs are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109243
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume180
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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